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    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine releases statement on Crimean Tatar anniversary
    May20

    U.S. Embassy in Ukraine releases statement on Crimean Tatar anniversary

    Following is a comment on the anniversary of the Soviet deportation of Crimean Tatars that was released on May 18 by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. It is attributed to U.S. Embassy spokesperson Jonathan Lalley. We join the Crimean Tatars and all the people of Ukraine in commemorating the solemn anniversary of the forcible deportation […]...

    Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Stages Smoky Protest in Kyiv
    May20

    Ukraine’s Azov Battalion Stages Smoky Protest in Kyiv

    With smoke bombs and drums, some 3,000 members of Ukraine’s nationalist Azov Battalion marched through the capital, Kyiv. In a show of force, they lit flares outside the parliament building. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama nominates new ambassador to Ukraine
    May20

    Obama nominates new ambassador to Ukraine

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on May 18 announced his nomination of Marie L. Yovanovitch as ambassador to Ukraine, replacing Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt, whom he nominated to serve as envoy to Greece. Ms. Yovanovitch, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of minister-counselor, currently serves as dean of the School of Language...

    A bad case of Savchenkophobia
    May20

    A bad case of Savchenkophobia

    Vladimir Putin’s regime clearly has a bad case of Savchenkophobia. It’s true. The Kremlin is absolutely terrified of its hostage. The Kremlin is terrified of Nadiya Savchenko in captivity, where she is a potent symbol of the Putin regime’s petty and cruel brutality and of Ukraine’s resistance. But the Kremlin is even more...

    Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership
    May20

    Sweden and Finland Won’t Pursue NATO Membership

    The Swedish government is ruling out making a bid to join NATO: Sweden will not make a formal bid to join NATO for fear of escalating further the already tense situation that exists between the West and Russia over the annexation of Crimea and the continued crisis in Ukraine, the country’s defence minister said on 17 May. That’s the...

    Moscow using occupied Crimea as testing lab  for repressive measures to be applied elsewhere
    May20

    Moscow using occupied Crimea as testing lab for repressive measures to be applied elsewhere

    Moscow’s illegal occupation of Crimea is an even greater threat to the world and to Russia itself than many imagine because, as political commentator Sergey Stelmakh points out, the Kremlin has been using the Ukrainian peninsula as a laboratory for repressive measures it then employs elsewhere. In Radio Liberty’s Krymr.com portal,...

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision
    May20

    Jamala’s win at Eurovision

    Dear Editor: Any bit of good news means a lot for Ukraine currently as its soldiers continue to die in the war against Russia, the pace of reforms moves at a glacial pace, and no significant criminal or corrupt businessman/politician/bureaucrat has been jailed (despite repeated urging from Vice-President Joe Biden). So it’s wonderful that a...

    Russia rolls out red carpet for Asian leaders after being snubbed by the West
    May20

    Russia rolls out red carpet for Asian leaders after being snubbed by the West

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/APSOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – The Kremlin has seized on the visit by southeast Asian leaders for a summit as an opportunity to show Russia still has friends on the international stage, despite being cold-shouldered by the West over the conflict in Ukraine. Russia has had few chances to host major international...

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire!
    May20

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire!

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire! (Transcript)
    May20

    The Daily Vertical: That Sure Is Some Cease-Fire! (Transcript)

    Isn’t it time to admit what’s long been painfully obvious? The Minsk agreement is dead in the water. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...